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China wins silver, bronze in men's trampoline


08-14-2016 09:20 BJT

Full coverage: 2016 Rio Olympics

Day 8 of the Olympics, and China has won a total of 41 medals: 13 gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze. China claimed both silver and bronze in men’s trampoline.

Silver medalist China

Silver medalist China's Dong Dong (L) and his compatriot bronze medalist Gao Lei celebrate during the awarding ceremony for the men's final of Trampoline Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2016. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

Dong Dong, the defending champion, took second place, while Gao Lei secured the third.

In the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, Li Yuehong won the bronze with a final total score of 27.

And there was another bronze in the bag for China when rower Duan Jingli came in third in the women’s single sculls.

Meanwhile, history was made in other countries: Puerto Rico won its first ever Olympic gold medal when tennis player Monica Puig overpowered Germany’s Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles match.

U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky came out tops in the women’s 800 meter freestyle event, and broke the world record in the process. This is her fourth gold medal and second world record in this Olympics.

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